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Graphic toont details van het HS2 hogesnelheidsproject.


Brits regeringsbesluit over doorgaan met HS2-project

January 21, 2020 - De Britse overheid moet een definitief besluit gaan nemen
over het doorgaan van de aanleg van de HS2, na waarschuwingen dat de kosten voor de nieuwe hogesnelheidslijn tot meer dan £100 miljard ($130 miljard) kunnen oplopen.
kan gaan kosten

A leaked report suggests HS2 – Europe’s largest infrastructure project – could cost almost double the £56 billion ($73 billion) predicted in 2015, according to the BBC.

Some £8 billion ($10.4 billion) has already been spent on the project, which will connect London, the Midlands and northern England using trains capable of travelling at 250mph (400km/h).

The first phase of the project, between London and Birmingham, is due to open at the end of 2026, with the second phase to Leeds and Manchester expected to be completed by 2032-33.

PUBLISHED: 12/02/2020; STORY: Graphic News